The Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) has announced Andrea D. Large as Executive Director for the Community Foundation for Mason County upon the retirement of Jeanne Oakes, June 30, 2017.
Andrea D. Large is currently the Superintendent of Ludington Area Schools and has filled this role since July of 2013. She will begin her new role as executive director in July. Prior to her appointment as Superintendent, she served as Principal of Franklin Elementary School for twelve years. Her additional 13 years of educational experiences include a year at Mason County Schools as Principal, three years in Hart Public Schools as Counselor and Principal and she taught 4th Grade at Grosbeak ISD in Texas.
“I am honored to work collaboratively with individuals and organizations in our community to continue the legacy of giving that Mike and Jeanne Oakes have created through their work with Community Foundation for Mason County,” said Ms. Large.
The Community Foundation for Mason County’s mission is to engage donors and connect them with opportunities to make a lasting impact, build community endowment, provide leadership on key issues, and make grants that reflect the communities it serves. “We are very excited to have another excellent leader fill this position,” said Muskegon Foundation president/CEO Chris McGuigan. “It is a tribute to the strength of Mason’s Community Foundation, its advisory board, and this really great community that such talented and qualified people are attracted to this job. Andrea’s skills as a collaborator and communicator are especially outstanding—we look forward to impact she now will make in philanthropy!”